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Window Treatments

2019 Commercial Comprehensive Window Treatments Rebate: funding available. Current 2019 incentive rates are estimates pending further review of updates to the 2019 New Mexico Technical Reference Manual (TRM).

Improve Comfort. Save Energy.

Solar screen and solar film rebates are available to El Paso Electric’s commercial customers.

Solar screens are fit externally to the window frame and are partially transparent. They act to reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering the window and cut down overall glare without fully blocking the view or eliminating air flow. As a result, solar screens help reduce cooling costs.

Solar films are retrofitted to the glass surface to help save on energy costs, maintain a more comfortable and productive environment, reduce interior fading, and improve exterior appearance.

NOTE: New Construction projects are NOT eligible to receive a rebate. Space MUST be cooled by refrigerated air conditioning and heated by gas or heat pump heating to qualify for a rebate.

The Knowledge You Need.

Commercial customers are eligible to receive a $1.00 per square foot rebate for solar screen and solar film installation.

  • Solar screens and solar films must be installed on the West or South facing glass.
  • Space must be cooled by refrigerated air conditioning (DX or Chilled Water) and heated by gas or heat pump

The following pre-existing conditions cannot apply:

  • Low-E windows
  • Existing solar film or solar screens
  • Existing awnings or curtains
  • Exterior overhangs

Rebate Calculation Example: A facility has installed 500 square feet of solar films on West and South facing sides of the building:

SqFt of Window Treated Rebate/SqFt Estimated Rebate
500 $1.00 500 x $1.00 = $500
Commercial Customers choosing to install solar screens must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a rebate:
  • The screens installed must be rated to block at a minimum 70% of solar heat.
  • Solar screens must be installed on the exterior of the window.
  • Windows must not be shaded by existing awnings, exterior curtains or blinds or any other shading device.
  • Solar screens must be installed on windows where the interior space is conditioned by refrigerated air conditioning.
Commercial customers installing solar film must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a rebate:
  • Solar heat gain coefficient of less than 0.50.
  • Windows must not be shaded by existing awnings, exterior curtains or blinds or any other shading device.
  • Must be installed in space conditioned by refrigerated air conditioning.
  • Must meet all applicable codes and ASTM standards (consult installer).

Be sure to review the program requirements before purchasing and installing window treatments, as EPE will not pay incentives for treatments that do not meet the eligibility requirements.

Participation Made Easy.

1. Select a contractor of your choice.

2. Take Pre photos.

3. Install your product.

4. Take Post photos.

5. Submit completed rebate application to the EPESaver Rebate Center with the following

  • Invoice or Receipt*
  • Pre & Post Photos
  • Product Specification Sheet

* All invoices must clearly indicate the type of treatment installed, the brand of product purchased, and the total cost for materials and installation.

6. Your rebate will be mailed directly to you. Rebate checks will be mailed within 4-6 weeks of receiving the application.

Rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted or the program is changed. EPE reserves the right to adjust programs at any time. All rebates are subject to approval by the Program Manager. Available Only to Residential Customers in El Paso Electric’s New Mexico Service Area.

Window Treatments Rebate Calculator (Coming soon)

Find a Contractor

Select a contractor for your project or schedule an energy assessment. These contractors have participated in EPE’s rebate program in the past and are in good standing. However, EPE does not recommend any particular contractor over another. You may select a contractor from this list or another contractor of your choosing.

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Apply by Mail

Please mail any rebate applications to the EPE Rebate Processing Center. Make sure to include a copy of your receipt or invoice.

EPESaver Rebate Center

1515 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite 110 Austin, TX 78746

Apply by Email

Rebates can also be submitted by email.

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Apply by Mail

Please mail any rebate applications to the EPE Rebate Processing Center. Make sure to include a copy of your receipt or invoice.

Apply by Email

Rebates can also be submitted by email.
epesaver@frontierenergy.com